Local

Local

Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring against you and I’m having one of those weeks where I’m being pulled along with gentle nods here and there that I’m right where I should be. It’s an odd feeling because usually, I feel like...
Grow Like You Mean It!

Grow Like You Mean It!

It’s April and you’re inspired to give growing your own food a chance this year but you are so stuffed with chocolate eggs and that wind howling around your house is enough to make you cling to the couch and watch re-runs of your favourite comedy show....
A Botanical Adventure

A Botanical Adventure

Welcome to March on the blog and the start of Get Up and Grow campagain. It has been a little quiet around here and let me tell you why….   I have been trying to record the March and April sections of the podcast so that I can cover Edinburgh Yarn Festival...
February in the Cottage Garden

February in the Cottage Garden

This post contains no affiliate links This weekend I have been cleaning and planning in earnest for the growing season ahead. I have ordered my potatoes and any extra seeds that I need to top up my collection for this year. If you would like to join us then read on:...
Plan to Suc-seed! January Planning in the Garden.

Plan to Suc-seed! January Planning in the Garden.

January is a bit of a ho-hum month in the cottage garden but it is in fact a very important month. It’s time for you to make your gardening plans for the year. If that’s not enough to get you excited why not think about the amazing fruit and veg you could...
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

The above image represents me perfectly right now. I’m huddled up on the couch with a coffee and my laptop while wrapped in knitwear. January 1st has always been a strange day for me. On the 31st of December I’m always motivated and excited about a fresh...
Reflections: A Personal Post

Reflections: A Personal Post

  December for me is all about reflection, from GIY to yarn and craft to personal goals set in the early new year. I always try and find some time during this busy month to see if I’ve managed to achieve what I wanted. As a mum it’s always hard to put...

Top 5 Things to do in your Garden in November

Winter has certainly made an appearance and around here, the chilly mornings have led to a little more care in wrapping up the garden beds. I usually slow down everything in November as the daylight hours are really short and the frost really starts to make an...
Cottage Talks – Fiona Grows Food

Cottage Talks – Fiona Grows Food

Happy Friday to you all! It’s time for another Spotlight on the blog. I think the craft community has been hogging the limelight in previous weeks, so I am delighted to introduce the fabulous Fiona Kelly from the award winning blog¬†Fiona Grows Food. I just...